The issue of agrarian crisis has not been addressed as all relief packages were targeted at agriculture in the name infrastructure or technology but sustainable holistic solution to hardships of distressed dying cotton were not even given any consideration in Indian budgets since 2006.
“Hence, we have requested Indian finance minister to re-look and review prevailing agriculture policies which are forcing farmers to commit suicide even after the country is claiming record agriculture production,” Tiwari added.
The existing agriculture crop pattern and practices in the crisis-hit dry land region of India where farmer suicides are being reported, according to Tiwari are the product of policies of UPA government, allowing wrong technology and toxic chemical methods of cultivation that has created very complex problem of social, economic, environmental nature.
“Hence, sustainable eco-friendly agrarian practices are the only solution which is being demanded as policy change is the budget, but all were not even discussed,” Tiwari said.
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